Who wouldn’t want to spend their summer playing with children on 406+ acres of beautiful grass and woodland nestled in the rolling hills of the Virginia countryside? Well, unfortunately, being a Camp CHOP summer camp counselor is not for everyone. Camp CHOP counselors take on an immense amount of responsibility, and tremendous expectations are placed on their shoulders. That is why our staff is made up of only the best and most qualified candidates available.

Being an Camp CHOP counselor is both physically and mentally draining. Please click the button below and thoroughly read this document if you believe you have what it takes to become a member of our team.

FAQs For Camp Counselors

Now that you know you would make an excellent camp counselor, you probably have more questions. Please click the button below to learn more. After reading this document, if you have additional questions contact our summer camp director, John Swanwick, by email –

Ready to Apply?

We are currently accepting applications. Interviews will begin in January.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Summer Camp Director, John Swanwick.


Do you have experience with food service and teaching children? Then you could be the perfect fit as a Camp CHOP Instructor.

For details on applying for an instructor position, please contact Summer Program Director.

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Camp Chop Postponed 2021

Unfortunately, due to State guidelines and the nature of the Camp CHOP program operating primarily indoors with close contact, we are not able to operate the CHOP Program this summer.  Camp Motorsport and AstroCamp (all located at the Camp CHOP facility) will be operating this summer.  Guidelines do allow us to run Camp Motorsport and AstroCamp safely with a few minor accommodations to allow for COVID safety. Registration is open! We look forward to having you join us at Camp CHOP in Summer 2022!